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Blackboard Support – Informational Announcement –

SUBJECT:   Blackboard Upgrade – August 2015

WHO IT AFFECTS: All Blackboard Users

DETAILS:

The San Jacinto College  Blackboard system has been successfully upgraded. We are still finalizing updates on the Kaltura, Smarthinking, and WebAssign building blocks and expect these to be finalized by 8/18/2015.

At this time we are releasing Blackboard to faculty and students for normal operations. 

You can obtain information on the new Blackboard features on the EdTech blog site http://sjcblogs.sanjac.edu/edtech/

There will also be open lab sessions this week as follows:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Central Campus, C-1.219, 9:00 -11:00 am
South Campus, S-12.214, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Friday, August 21, 2015

North Campus, N-2.207, 9:00 – 11:00 am

If you find that a component is not working as expected during your use of the system notify Blackboard Support for assistance.

Blackboard Support Team
San Jacinto College – Educational Technology
8060 Spencer Hwy. | C.1-218| Pasadena, TX 77505
On-Campus:  2084
Off-Campus:  281.542.2084

Email: bbsupport@sjcd.edu

 

August 2015 Blackboard Upgrade – First Notice to All Employees

The San Jacinto College Blackboard system will be upgraded during the period of August 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM through August 17, 2015 at midnight. This upgrade will serve two purposes:

1)    provide enhancements for faculty to support their instructional processes within the system, and

2)    remove old course content from the system for any semester prior to fall 2014 (201510).

An outage will be necessary during this period to perform the upgrade. Additional details will be announced as they become available.

Informational sessions to share details of the upgrade are scheduled for the following dates and locations for those who would like specifics about the enhancements that will be available.

Monday, April 20

Tuesday, April 21

Thursday, April 23

Friday, April 24

South Campus

S-12.214

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Central Campus

C-1.219

1:30 PM– 3:30 PM

North Campus

N-2.207

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

North Campus

N-2.207

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Central Campus

C-1.219

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

South Campus

S-12.214

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Additional sessions, as well as both on-demand training and face-to-face training sessions, will be announced in the future.

STEPS YOU SHOULD TAKE

Faculty should take time to archive copies for each of your courses. This process will create a permanent record of the course, including all content and user interactions. Archived copies of courses should be kept in a secure location like your SJC H:\ drive folder. You may find this End of Semester Checklist handy for details on archiving your course(s).

Be sure to watch the following locations for future updates and information on the Blackboard upgrade plan and training opportunities.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact us at:

 

Blackboard Support Team

San Jacinto College – Educational Technology

8060 Spencer Hwy. | C.1-218| Pasadena, TX 77505

On-Campus:  2084

Off-Campus:  281.542.2084

Email: bbsupport@sjcd.edu